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SubjectRe: APM oops with Dell 5000e laptop
> > I don't believe doing this just to make a Dell detect properly is the right way to go (regardless of my bias).  I think the best we can do build a list of the systems that are the same, but it's certainly not a preferred way.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> The ideal approach is to ident and version id the compal bios. The DMI tables
> can include more useful BIOS info but rarely do (you might want to dump all the
> DMI tables in your box and see if you have a BIOS vendor/version)

The BIOS revisions seem to match up, but there are already multiple versions of the BIOS for this machine already, so I initially discounted that method. It also means a bit of upkeep, too.
I was really hoping for a "set it and forget it" approach, but that doesn't seem possible.

Brad Douglas

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